Akron Safety Fleming Eyeing MSU

Akron safety Will Fleming knows how to read defenses, he knows how to make the calls in the secondary, he's like a coach on the field.

EAST LANSING - Akron safety Will Fleming knows how to read defenses, he knows how to make the calls in the secondary, he's like a coach on the field.

That's because Jim Fleming, Akron's defensive coordinator and safeties coach, sits across the dinner table from him every evening.

But Fleming says his dad isn't even recruiting him and it isn't because he can't play. "No," laughed Fleming. "(Akron) set me up with a different (recruiting) coach, just so it wouldn't seem wierd. I know in coaching, coaches change a lot, so I'm looking at Akron as if my dad isn't even a coach there."

But he is, and Akron tendered the talented safety with his first offer. Hawaii offered a second, but Fleming has been camping looking for just the right fit and more offers.

Fleming participated in the final day of MSU's three-day camp on July 10th and even though he was coming off a sprained foot suffered at North Carolina's camp, he felt he did pretty good.

Fleming came away very impressed with the MSU campus.

"The campus is beautiful, I actually came up on their first senior day and just toured and visited and I took in the whole campus and that's when I knew I was going to be really interested in Michigan State," he said.

"I came back up to their camp and this time it was just hanging out with the coaches again and just working out with them and just getting comfortable with East Lansing."

It would seem that an MSU scholarship offer would make them the front runner, despite his holding offers from both Akron and Hawaii, but Fleming says he hasn't received one just yet.

"No, they haven't. They said I was up there with the top guys on their board, but they just need to sit down and decide which of the guys they're going to offer."

GSN will keep watch to see if the coaches' son becomes part of the MSU family.


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